Bernardo Caprotti died at the age of 90 years. He was the founder of Esselunga supermarkets. He founded Esselunga with the Rockefeller family in the late’ 50s, by importing the American model of large retailers. Just a couple of weeks ago, the board of directors of the holding company had mandated Citigroup for the sale of the group. Esselunga supermarkets are widespread in northern and central Italy with 150 stores, 22,000 employees and more than 7 billion euro turnover. He was famous for the meticulous care in the organization of his supermarkets and unannounced inspections, which usually was on Saturday morning, when it increases the number of customers.
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